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asia Left: Grande Suite on Haimark Ltd.’s new Mekong Navigator. This photo: AmaWaterways offers immersive excursions on the Mekong. CRUISING THE RIVERS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA The river cruise lines that ply the alluring Mekong and Irrawaddy are busy building new ships, making enhancements and adding immersive experiences. 14 august 2013 14-19 CRAS Asiacruise.indd 14 paloma villaverde de rico I n the past two years, AmaWaterways has seen a 50 percent increase in its Asia river cruise business from the North American market; with the addition of the Mekong in September 2012, Globus’ overall sales have grown 200 percent, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s 2013 Asia business is seeing a 54 percent growth over 2012. Meanwhile, since last year, Viking River Cruises has grown its Asia itineraries by 14 percent in China, Vietnam and Myanmar. With stats like these, you should be contacting your faithful European river cruise clients almost immediately, although before you do that, here’s a look at what’s new and details you might not have known, so you can best sell the inimitable and ever-evolving experience along Southeast Asia’s rivers. 7/23/13 7:30 AM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend August 2013

Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: Dan Hotels, Israel
Tour Talk: Jacada Travel
Avalon Expression
Cruising the Rivers of Southeast Asia
Girls & Guys Getaways in Las Vegas
Kimpton Takes Center Stage in San Francisco
South Africa: Bicycles, Horses & Wonderful Experiences
A French Twosome with SLH
Bogota, Colombia
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto
Westin Grand Cayman
Grand Case Beach Club, St. Martin
Aruba Marriott Resort

Recommend August 2013